Alexander Green is an Assistant Professor in the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics and the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University. Dr. Green obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 2010 and his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 2005. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Wyss Institute at Harvard.

Dr. Green has pursued research in diverse areas ranging from synthetic biology to self-assembly to carbon nanomaterials with applications in flexible electronics, energy, and low-cost diagnostics. Dr. Green is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology (2017) and the recipient of an NIH New Innovator Award (2017), a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2017), a DARPA Young Faculty Award Director’s Fellowship (2019), and an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission New Investigator Award (2017). He has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications that have accumulated over 8500 citations, including seven in Cell, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, and Nature Chemistry. Dr. Green has five granted and 17 provisional patents. He has received over $4 million in external funding since starting his independent career at ASU in 2015.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Appointments and Education


Arizona State University, Assistant Professor
Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, The Biodesign Institute and School of Molecular Sciences


Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow
Advisors: Peng Yin & James J. Collins


Northwestern University, NSERC Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Mark C. Hersam


University of Toronto
B.A.Sc. with Honours in Engineering Science, Nanoengineering Option
Advisors: Edward H. Sargent & R. J. Dwayne Miller